3 Simple things you can do this World Mental Health Day

​Today marks World Mental Health Day 2017 with this year's theme being workplace wellbeing.

With almost 1 in 3 people experiencing poor mental health at work (CIPD), it’s important that organisations have a greater understanding about mental health and are able to identify the early signs and provide the appropriate support to employees.

We need to create environments where our colleagues can thrive and feel confident to discuss mental well-being in the workplace.

With this in mind, here are 3 simple things your organisation can do today to help raise awareness of this important issue:

1) Have a cup of tea with a colleague and chat about mental health. Have a look at our video on talking about mental health

2) Download our free stress management checklist and assess your company’s current mental well-being provision

3) Host a lunch workshop on mental health. Open up the conversation about well-being, share resources and show short video clips. Examples can be found in our Talking About Mental Health video.

Have a great day and remember, you don't have to be an expert to talk about mental health.

If you're looking to raise mental health awareness in an informal way, why not run a Corporate Wellness Lunch and Learn session? We also run Online Mental Health Lunch and Learns.

Katie attended the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy where she set up Altruist in 2013. Since then, Katie has won various awards including Birmingham Mail's Young Achiever of the Year 2017, New Entrepreneurs Foundation 'Future Face of Business' and Entrepreneurial Spark's 'Most Accelerated Business'. She has also been a finalist in nine other award categories and in 2014, Katie was invited to attend the prestigious 'Women of the Year Lunch' in honour of her work raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health.

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